Friday, September 9, 2011

Stone Imperial Russian Stout

type: imperial russian stout
origin: San Diego, CA
price: $5/22oz
abv: 10.2%

For the price/alcohol ratio, I like this, but after that I get off the train. It's simply too imperial for it's own good, but maybe that's good for a cold night in Moscow. And I think I actually tasted paint in a few early sips, but maybe that's because I was huffing glue in a parking lot just prior.

It seems obvious that regular Joe-the-Plumber type beer drinkers will hate this, but when I think about how Stone has always recognized that fact (just read any of their labels), it makes everything right again. At least they're not bullshitting us, right?

Side notes:
  1. I've got the Belgo-Anise variant of this waiting in the fridge, so we'll see how that changes the game.
  2. I'm already feeling buzzed - niiiice.
  3. Bring Da Ruckus by Wu Tang is playing...

1 comment:

  1. I recently tried the Belgo Anise version of this and it was almost too much flavor to deal with at once. The first glass was intriguing and enjoyable more for the novelty than anything but the second glass was a bit too much.